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  1. I started with an Akorn. After some mods to seal it up better (you can search here for the procedure. I forget who posted but it was very detailed), it was great. Can't beat the price-performance ratio. But I wanted something a little bigger and ceramic. In retrospect I would have been just find keeping the Akorn but well I wanted another toy. I finally opted for a Primo Oval XL. Really like the oval shape. It has been great. I recently bought an Akorn Jr. for camping, picnics etc... It's fantastic (and it doesn't weigh a ton). And I use it to sear/reverse sear as well. I think you'll like the Vision. Not as expensive as KJ, BGE or Primo. They all make fantastic food but you definitely have to get used to how yours heats and where the hot spots are etc... The good part is practicing is damn fun (and yummy). Enjoy!
  2. Agree with pretty much all the above. Butts are very forgiving. I've injected the last couple times and I think it makes it a little moister but really personal preference. I've done overnight I've started at o'dark 30. Either works. The great thing about butts (insert joke there) is it's really hard to totally screw it up. Experiment and have fun!
  3. I made these a couple weeks ago. They were a big hit (I know I know - lame to not have any pics). Thanks John for another great recipe.
  4. I also have a Fireboard. I wanted wifi access and already had a ThermaQ (which I also like very much). I'm having an issue with the pit probe on both units. Other than that it's been really good. I got the weatherproof case and, although it's a little pricey, it's definitely worth it IMO.
  5. I've had one for a couple of years. The remote functions fine. The food probe is good and accurate. But the pit probe wasn't even close - more than 100 F off. I would fluctuate widely as well. It seemed to be defective so I ordered another one. Same thing. It was all over the place and essentially useless. I suppose the unit itself might be defective but it's out of warranty and I upgraded to a TermaQ, which has been perfect.
  6. Hi Sammy. And welcome. Like a number of folks here I started with the Akorn. Some, including me, had to do some minor modifications to seal it up which allows for better temp control. As you have learned, always start with a full load of lump. You can search here for Akorn mods and you'll find some of the more common things to do. It's a great cooker though so don't get discouraged. Half the fun of all this is experimenting. Again, welcome!
  7. Goodness gracious you guys are killing me! It's only Monday and I've got multiple ideas for next weekend. I know that tasted fantastic. Only change I would make is 86 the olives. I think you either love em or you hate em. Outstanding.
  8. Presentation is fantastic. I'm sure it tasted just as good. I don't have a paella pan - is this recommended (and what makes it unique)? I would like to try this someday but have to do it when we have some seafood loving visitors as I'm the only one in my house.
  9. Wow this is one of the many reasons I love this forum. Thanks for taking the time to lay all this out complete with pictures. Looks fantastic and I intend to try this ASAP!
  10. I did John's mac-n-cheese recipe a few months ago and it got rave reviews.
  11. This is what bought. You can find them on Amazon as well. https://www.menards.com/main/outdoors/grills-outdoor-cooking/grilling-tools/hasselback-potato-slicing-rack/p-1471978258132-c-1461078035988.htm?tid=4532345699745604809&ipos=1
  12. I did until last weekend when I gave the Akorn to my bro-in-law. I miss it but at least I kept it in the family. I will be investing in an Akorn Jr. in the near future. Also started table construction for the Primo but that's for another thread
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